I, like many of the long term players on here, have grown restless with the current state of affairs of the game. I have been eager for new content and have been among those that have been disappointed by the apparent disconnect between what we want and what is being delivered.
I was struck by something recently when someone commented that this is essentially a toon collecting game and thus the introduction of new characters is by definition new content. I agree with that intuitively but my dissatisfaction still remains.
The new galactic challenges are new as well. They meet the need for a new use of our toons yet obviously needs work. But the most common complaint is currently the rewards offered. Particularly the absence of stun guns. Which made me ponder what is it that we are actually asking for when we ask for new content. Is it really just stun guns?
Yes and no. The need for stun guns is absurd in the game. It has always been the biggest grind of the game and continues to grow in demand as more toons become necessary for better and better toons.(Anyone (not a whale/kracken) really investing 100 stun guns into rose tico if GL Rey wasn’t a thing?). The issue is that no matter what content is introduced we are still trying to farm stun guns.
So no matter what content is released it always feels like everything is the same... because it is... we are still farming stun guns.
Now I get that the game creators need to make it difficult to power up characters. But imagine what would happen if newer characters relied less on stun guns and more on a different hard to acquire gear like Kyros. Then CG could actually provide stun guns consistently as a reward. This helps new players get up to speed faster and helps older players finish up some characters that are still lingering in their rosters essentially ungeared.
I’m not saying to eliminate a gear choke point entirely but make it a different one as new toons are released. I’m tired of farming stun guns for generally useless toons.
TLDR version: we actually want stun guns. So make new toons rely on something other than stun guns Then gradually introduce something that actually provides stun guns consistently like galactic challenges. So that newer players can power up some of the older toons faster (and loyal F2P players). CG keeps their gear choke point (read money-making device) in place.